I used to tell clients that it was a good idea to be on LinkedIn. Now I consider LinkedIn to be a core component of a comprehensive career management strategy. Having said that, there is a dark side to using the professional networking site – it can be very easy for your current employer to learn that you are seeking other opportunities. Read more
I recently read an article that spoke to a candidate selection tactic that plays right into candidates’ fears. The writer promotes eliminating candidates who follow up.
I’m not kidding. I wish I were. Read more
Portfolios have been around for ages, but the ability for professionals across multiple industries to quickly direct interested parties toward actual examples of their work has never been easier. In the interest of encouraging more professionals to play around with the idea of online portfolios, I am highlighting four popular sites:
GitHub.com – The largest code host in the world and the de-facto place for software designers, programmers, etc. to share code and collaborate.
Behance.com – An online platform to showcase and discover creative work.
Coroflot.com – A portfolio site and creative job board. Coroflot connects designers with career opportunities, provides companies with access to leading talent and brings exposure to design work.
LinkedIn.com – LinkedIn provides the ability to showcase things like projects and presentations. So even if you don’t fall in a category of professionals that historically uses a portfolio, you can still display some of your work.
Those are just a few ideas for online portfolios. Regardless of whether you use a site like one of those listed above or create your own online portfolio (web designers, I’m talking to you), the point is the same – providing potential employers with access to your work can have a significantly positive impact on your job search success.
Learning that you are not being considered for a position or didn’t make the cut after several interviews is disappointing. So it goes without saying that sending off a thank you after you have been let down can be a challenge. That is why so few people do it and exactly why you should. Read more
I am a moderator on a popular career management and resume feedback forum. As such, I field a lot of questions from people who are struggling to navigate the often confusing and overwhelming job search process. It is understandable then that many people are outwardly frustrated and that their frustration translates into negativity. I get it. Read more
Lets first run over the basics. Before considering what else you can be doing for a productive job search, lets make sure you are already nailing the fundamentals: Read more
A recent client, who has been receiving quite a bit of positive response from his new resume, had a great question about sending post-interview thank you letters. He wanted to know if he should thank everyone with whom he interviewed (including members of the sales team). He also wanted to know if it was appropriate to send both an email thank you and a physical thank you note. Read more
In this challenging job market, it is important to maximize every opportunity you have to market yourself. That is why a targeted resume follow-up letter is such a key component of your job search arsenal.
Here are tips for making the most out of your resume follow-up letter: Read more
Today, an especially simple post.
I often get asked, “Which companies are great to work for?” Of course, the answer to that depends on your individual preferences. Read more